Parliament takes on govt over K36bn swindled council money

Malawi Parliament has expressed concern that K36 billion has been swindled by councils, including councillors, stifling much needed development in many areas.

Kamlepo: Culprits should be taken to book

Kamlepo: Culprits should be taken to book

Kamlepo Kalua, deputy chairman of Public Affairs Committee of (PAC) parliament confirmed that the committee received and deliberated the Auditor General’s report when PAC met for the past two weeks.

“It is unfortunate that K36 billion has been swindled from councils which are already struggling to have money. We have made our recommendations. It is our hope that culprits will be taken to book,” said Kalua.

He however expressed worry that in most cases, the government is very slow to act or does not act at all as culprits are not fired, instead they keep on stealing from the public purse at the expense of development projects.

Treasury spokesman Nations Msowoya said as soon as the government gets the financial report on the councils, it will work on it.

He said the new system now entails all councils to return expenditure returns, bank reconciliation returns and other documentation every month which makes it difficult for councils to abuse government money.

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We need to have new Malawi. We should clean everything and form new Malawi with new people in politics, new laws, new political system. The current way of running the government will not take us anywhere.

imagine my Council Ntchisi has had no Internal Auditor for about four years. How much money had been stolen. The officers are stealing from ORT to Local revenue. Accounts Assistants are driving poshy cars with no business venture to show. They can steal from any department at will. Small & big fishes have made millions out of coupons at de Agriculture department scot free. That is de extent of corruption in some councils at councils such as Ntchisi. The mouth of de former vocal Chairperson of de council was sealed when they bought him a poshy car. Cry my beloved… Read more »
Peter Mathanyula

Mumafuna u cauncilor kuti muzibela ndalama. Nchifukwa chake nthawi yo Ngwazi tinalibe ma councillors utsiru wake umenewo.





I cry for my beloved country Malawi….where are we hearding to folks. You mean K36bn just going like that …..this is insane. Let us love our country its for us all not a particular individual….Ndale samadya….eeeish


Isn’t this PAC supposed to be Public Accounts Committee or something to do with financial accountability?

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